Adam Bogdan's start to his Hibs loan spell from Liverpool has been very eventful

  • Rob Swan
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Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet aren’t the only much-maligned goalkeepers currently on Liverpool’s books.

In fact, Adam Bogdan has probably received more criticism and stick than the pair of them over the years.

The Hungary international has been with Liverpool since 2015 but has only made six appearances for the Merseyside outfit since then - and they were all made during the 2015-16 campaign.

He failed to convince at Anfield and was promptly loaned to Wigan Athletic in 2016.

Bogdan then went on to suffer a tear in his ACL and returned to Liverpool to begin the arduous rehabilitation process.

Now fit again, Jurgen Klopp agreed last month to send the 30-year-old shot-stopper on a season-loan loan to Scottish Premiership outfit Hibernian.

And, unsurprisingly, the start of Bogdan’s loan spell at Easter Road has been eventful.

Hibs fans wanted Bodgan out last month

In his first game against NSI of the Faroe Islands, Bogdan helped Hibs record an emphatic 6-1 victory. In fairness, it was a Europa League qualifier they were expected to win comfortably.

But in the second leg, away from home, he conceded four goals in a 6-4 win.

Bogdan then started against Greek side Asteras Tripolis FC in the next qualifying round and was blasted by fans after conceding two goals which really should have been saved.

Some Hibs supporters on social media had already seen enough from the Liverpool loanee and made their feelings abundantly clear.

Bogdan has now made amends - and in style

However, Bogdan made amends - and in some style - in Hibs’ 1-1 draw against the same opponents on Thursday night.

He produced one of the best saves - if not *the* best save - of his career to keep the scores level and ensure Hibs head into the third qualifying round.

You’re always guaranteed drama for this lad in goal - but he showed why Liverpool signed him in the first place with this extraordinary save.

“Adam was world-class,” Hibs boss Neil Lennon said after the match, per the Herald Scotland. “The save from the header was Gordon Banks-esque, I don’t know how he got that out.

“I’ve admired him for a long time. He’s had a bit of rust but tonight we saw his capabilities – and in Europe away from home you need your goalkeeper to play well. I know that from my own experiences as a player and manager at Celtic.”

Although Liverpool fans are more than happy to have Alisson Becker as their new number one goalkeeper, some of them might be happy to see the previously hapless Bogdan slowly turning things around for himself.

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